We all want our classic car to have a story, and that's what makes this 1958 Edsel Villager wagon instantly appealing. But when you dig deeper, you see a rare car with cool paint, plenty of originality, and a true cruiser personality.
Edsels have really come into their own on the classic car market. While their high price turned them into a legendary failure to find buyers, today that makes them a distinct and rare choice. And because the Villager wagon version was one of the most .....
expensive it became one of the rarest of the rare. Less than 4,700 examples of the four-door wagon were produced in '58 (the Edsel's inaugural year.) And you can already imagine how few have survived today looking this good. There was a professional repaint of the factory-correct Spruce Green with white accents. This two-tone is intricate work as the creamy white draws extra attention to the distinct and sweeping side trim. In fact, all the major brightwork on the wagon is complete. That means the two-piece front bumpers, intricate side mirrors, and absolutely retro-cool tailfin treatment. So this one has a solid presentation that goes well-beyond the famous horse collar grille.
The interior continues with the two-tone green and white. You can instantly see there have been investments in places like the dash and carpeting to keep this feeling fresh. And both rows of wide bench seats look fantastic with the textured green and bright white. Even the door panels were done to match! You'll slip behind the factory wheel and gaze at gauges that were clearly inspired by the jet age. This has a terrific classic look with all the right pieces, from the working AM radio, to the Edsel's famous push-button transmission selector that's right in the center of the steering wheel. Legroom is expansive, and the two-piece tailgate reveals plenty of room in the back. So this is the perfect classic for those who love to do everything from family road trips to tailgating.
This is a W-code Edsel, which means the correct 361 cubic-inch V8 is under the hood. It's a proper presentation with the yellow block, big white air topper, and matching valve covers. But if you'll look closer, you'll discover an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake for added power. There's even a newer fan and radiator to help keep this running nicely. This V8 is a great powerhouse to move this wagon with ease. So it's a great cruiser thanks to features like the three-speed automatic transmission and a suspension that looks like it has received the right maintenance.
Complete with owner's manual and service manuals, this is the first-year Edsel that is everything you want in vintage distinction and true utility. It's an unbeatable combo you need to get your hands on right now. Call today!!!